Christians who break the law

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  1. Lorelei

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    I have heard that some say that certiain things are not lawful for Christians, or that the Bible says we are only free from the sacrificial law, not the moral one.

    To those who believe that Christians are bound by these laws, what happens to a Christian who breaks those laws? There has to be something that happens, for after all, doesn't having a law automatically imply that there are consequences or punishments for not obeying it?

    What happens to a Christian who breaks the law? What happens to a Christian who does something that is deemed unlawful? What happens to a Christian that breaks the moral law?

    Please use scripture in your response. Thank you.

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  2. blackbird

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    I got a big ole fat ticket one time--doing 69 in a 55 up US Hwy 61 from Woodville to Natchez--I asked the trooper if he clocked me goin' uphill or was it downhill?? It didn't seem to matter which way I was going to him--

    Whatsoever a man sows that will he also reap!

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  3. HankD

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    the same thing that happens to the non-Christian.

    Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
    3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
    4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
    5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
    6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
    7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

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  4. mountainrun

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    Sorry, Lorelei but I'm to short of time to look up all the scriptures but just think about what you asked.
    What happens to a Christian who commits adultery?
    Eventually heartache, broken marriages, social diseases, etc.
    What happens to a Christian who steals?
    Jail, guilt, shame, a bad name.

    This is why God tells us not to do these things, besides being sins against Him.

    What about later?...

    Will he burn in Hell, work it off in Purgatory....

    No, he'll be forgiven.

    Romans 8:1. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ.

    {Okay, ONE scripture.}

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  5. Aaron

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    A Christian who sins is chastised.

    Hebrews 12

    4 ΒΆ Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
    5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
    6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
    9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
     
  6. Molly

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    Anytime we break a *law* there are consequences.

    When we break God's law,it is called sin. Sin has many consequences--suffering,being one. For example,if someone marries an unbeliever,they live with the consequences and suffering of that man's life,like not being the spiritual head of the home,his sinful lifestyle that is painful to her,etc.

    Also,as Aaron has mentioned,there will be discipline from God. God hates sin and he is teaching us to hate it,too.

    When we live a life os selfishness,without regard for God's laws,statutes,and commandments,we will know the wrath of God...

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